HALIFAX, NS – In the first debate of the provincial election, Progressive Conservative Party leader Jamie Baillie demonstrated he is the only leader with a plan to lower taxes, create jobs and turn around Nova Scotia’s struggling economy.
“It’s getting tougher and tougher to distinguish the NDP and Liberal high tax plans,” said PC Campaign Chair Tara Erskine. “Since the NDP was elected in 2009, life in Nova Scotia has become less affordable. Despite many opportunities to do so, Stephen McNeil has refused to commit to lower taxes for Nova Scotians.”
Jamie Baillie’s Progressive Conservatives have a plan to reduce taxes, stop wasteful spending, freeze power rates and create jobs. Baillie was the only leader in tonight’s debate to commit to freezing power rates. Both the Liberals and NDP support energy targets that Nova Scotians cannot afford.
“Jamie Baillie is the only leader with the experience and a plan to get our economy on track,” said Erskine. “The Liberals and NDP are offering more of the same.”
Erskine says the Progressive Conservatives welcome any opportunity to compare their affordable plan with the out of touch high cost agenda of the Liberals and the NDP.